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The Vice-President of the U.S.

At any one time, five students may attend the academy based on a vice presidential nomination. Competition for a vice presidential nomination is nationwide, therefore, it is very keen. U.S. citizens who are living outside the United States and who have not maintained a domicile in the U.S. are encouraged to apply for a vice presidential nomination.

Application dates: Applicants must complete the online nomination application between March 1 and January 31 preceding the year of entrance to the academies. The Office of the Vice President will not accept paper applications. Please do not send applications for the Vice Presidential nomination to the Naval Academy.

Apply to: The online nomination application is available at No additional letters of reference are required. The letters submitted in your USNA application will be sufficient. The essay must be submitted via the online application.

***The Vice President's web page for requesting Vice Presidential nominations is currently experiencing technical issues. It is unclear how long the site will be down***

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